Police say they are investigating an alleged murder committed on Ovid Chester called ‘Bruckie/Wannie”, age 52, a Vagrant of Bourda Market, Georgetown.
According to police, the alleged murder occurred today about 10:00 hours, at Bourda Market, Georgetown, by a 51-year-old man, a farmer of Block 22, Wismar, Linden.
Enquiries revealed that the deceased and suspect are known to each other.
The suspect took a construction net to Bourda Market to sell and Chester offered to have same sold. The suspect then handed over the net to Chester, who left shortly after looking for a sale. The suspect waited for Chester to return, but he never did.
The suspect then armed himself with a kitchen knife, returned to Bourda Market in search of Chester, whom he met through a track leading to North road.
The suspect then asked Chester for his proceeds which he refused to give, resulting in a heated argument during which the suspect allegedly pulled out the knife from his waist and stabbed Chester to his left side, upper chest in the vicinity of the heart.
After receiving the injury, Chester ran a few meters away before collapsing.
He was pronounced dead on the scene by a medical doctor.
The suspect was arrested by police ranks who were on patrol nearby.
He is presently in custody assisting with the investigation.
The body was taken to the Lyken Funeral Parlour awaiting a post mortem examination.
Investigations are ongoing.